About How To Study Further

I am constantly thinking about my incomplete higher education, which is out of touch for me now, since I am not getting back to Ruᛋᛋia in any of its shapes on forms (even if Khuilo a.k.a. Vladimir Putin dies and Navalny becomes the president).

I have thoroughly sniffed through the options available in Armenia and Georgia as well as online, and I am more and more inclined to consider the [Open University]. $5,000-$9,000 / year is an acceptable for distance learning depending on the number or credits to be taken, and it seems legit, given the curriculums and Sociology being available as an undergraduate programme.

Of course, this will be a perfect backing for:

  • Publishing my findings as a student of a university, not as a nobody from nowhere.
  • Finding the like-minded people around the world.
  • Getting exposed to a thorough criticism of my ideas so to improve them.

I am still considering the possibility of getting to an Armenian university once I have learnt the language to an appropriate level, but I have a feeling that the universities of the ex-USSR countries are subject to the same set of problems that plague their functioning and the studies of their students.

A day of Counterfeit Knowledge

1 вересня на свіняче-собачіх болотах - це завжди свято лицемірства та брехні.

Свінособаки не могуть навчати своїх найобишів: вони могуть тільки індоктринуваті їх довбоєбстьвом і говноїдьством.

Освіта у Росії вбито всіх рівнях, відєбано в дупу і закопано: цілеспрямовано готується лише скотомаса, нездатна ні з роботи за професією, ні з розумне мішлення. Якщо хтось і виявляється здатним думати, це всупереч, не завдяки.

– https://lj.rossia.org/users/fleam/1507.html

The 1st of September, which is proudly called The Day of Knowledge in Ruᛋᛋia is quite a characteristic scene for the most of the participants. Schools, universities and colleges open their doors to the newcomers and those who have already suffered the Ruᛋᛋian ‘Education’, and everything begins with the insincere banalities, tasteless music and the bullshit about the importance of education (which no one is about to give to the students).

There may be no good education in the country where the Government (either overtly or covertly) is the main employer, indeed. But that's not all: in a country where the government is just a super-structure over the feudal relationships, it is guaranteed that almost everyone will receive an anti-education that will leave them far behind the children of the ‘nobility’, who most probably will study abroad.

The kinds of ‘Knowlendge’ offered for celebrations to the Ruᛋᛋians is quite notorious and smelly:

  • The "Fundamentals of the Ruᛋᛋian Statehood" (Основы российской государственности)
  • The "Talks about the Important [Things]" (Разговоры о Важном)
  • The high course of school social sciences, missing such topics as "Democracy", "Transparent elections" and "Freedom of speech" and so on

It seems that the main peice of ‘Knowledge’ Kiriyenko and Putin want to put in the heads of all the students is simply ‘Love Your Comrade President, You Filthy Serf, Do as He Says’ - albeit in an bit obfuscated way so that the public could pretend for at least themselves that they have not been collectively degraded to the cogs in some criminal machine.

Luna-25 has shown the bleeding edge of the Ruᛋᛋian STEM disciplines - Ruᛋᛋians were not even able to grab the soviet project, hook on some new tech and have it work (compare this case to the Indian project which works well and was built from scratch).

The Ruᛋᛋian humanities have long became an anecdote.

There is no need to teach Law when the country is ruled without one.

And as for the medicine - well, in the name of fighting the Western Big Farma, Putin has no issue with letting millions of his citizens die of the simple diseases that could easily be cured before he attacked Ukraine. So, we should expect the appropriate ‘negative increase’ in the quality to the doctors produced by the Ruᛋᛋian universities.

And an interesting case – so not to let anyone get real knowledge or education by chance, the Ruᛋᛋian government extends the list of the blocked and propaganda-free web sites: from an outright ban of Wikipedia to the initiatives to either ban the teaching of foreign languages in the schools and universities, or degrade it significantly.

Happy Ruᛋᛋian Knowledge Day!

Digital Arhcæology in Action

Since almost all work on the REFAL programming languages family was done in the (ex-)USSR, the most problematic part of dealing with that stuff is getting hands on a working compiler, interpreter, or at least an instruction on how to build one.

https://refal.net seems to be a pet project of Turchin and a few of his students. With the death of the language concept author, the further development ceased almost completely, and is only sporadically renewed in Ruᛋᛋia.

Whatever files were available there should be run under MS Windows 9x, so I managed to install one in the UTM emulator, which works surprisingly well given that win 98 came out a quarter of century ago. (However, setting up the equipment drivers was a pain in the butt like all these years ago.)

Windows 98 running in the UTM virtual machine.

When I downloaded the files, I found out a few funny things about the purely Ruᛋᛋian way of developing the software:

  • The help files are mostly useless
  • The examples are not commented at all
  • The instructions are usually written in a very concise manner without any second thought about the other users

The most recent works on the REFAL languages belongs to Alex Konovalov form the BMSTU, and some other guy whom I have not identified yet. They managed to avoid a lot of the issues related to the earlier implementations, but still, their takes on the language are rather on the research side, not on the ‘ready-to-teach’ one.

So, the search continues.

Au travail comme au travail…

Finalement, j'ai reçu une tâche qui demande d'appliquer mes compétences en Français.

Sans aucune pratique pendant l'anné prochaine, j'ai un peur, j'ai oublié beaucoup des mots et des règles de grammaire. Donc, nous verrons si je peux d'améliorer mon niveau et si je pourrais parler Français encore.

A Cool YT Channel: TIK History

A really cool YouTube channel I have been watching for three something years: YT: TIK History.

It is still mainly a historical channel whose author works with the WWII, but during the last two years, more Classical Liberal content started appearing there.

Since the author was diving into the innards of two totalitarian systems and refused to believe in the myths on any side, he finally discovered a really peculiar connection between Nazism, Fascism, Communism and the modern SJW agenda.

His attempts to untangle the modern mythology surrounding the present-day distinctions between the ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ (which are pain in the buttocks for analysing the historical literatiure) led him to Eric Vöglin's works and the analysis of socialism as a gnostic religion. And now he is more focused on some political philosophy content.

Pretty interesting stuff, I highly advise anyone interested in a fresh view on the modern culture war to watch it. And also, the ‘Battlefield Stalingrad’ series will be just a crazy interesting meta-analysis of the writings on one of the most important battles in the human history.

Progress with the ‘Human Action’

I have finally collected myself together and continued working hard on making my conspect of the ‘Human Action’ by Ludwig von Mises. [link] Chapter XVII is finally behind.

One of the best parts of the work – in addition to the purely praxeological consideration of the indirect exchange – is the logical, detailed and concrete explanation of the sources of the inflationist policies of the modern (XX and XXI centuries) governments.

This historical and sociological regression is very important, because it makes a lot of the current phenomena very clear: e.g. the role of credit expansion through the issuance of the fiduciary media as a tool of granting particular groups of people out of political convenience.

There is no need in a long search for an illustration to that thesis: Now in Ruᛋᛋia there are a lot of military members – basically all who are smart enough not to throw their money away on booze, meth and cheap AIDS-laden whores – who have been put to the favourable position in the economy. They are buying a lot of real goods (since it does not take a 130 IQ to understand the mechanics of inflation), so everyone else ‘enjoys’ serious price hikes on the housing, automobile-related markets and even on the market of food.

When the dust settles and Ruᛋᛋia loses, the military must pay the bulk of the reparations, because they were many times privileged by Khuilo's government through:

  • Inflationist policies
  • De-facto authorisation of any crime on the occupied terrtories
  • The social programs
  • Direct payments

Work & Study : The Ruᛋᛋian Way

A cool find in the Ruᛋᛋian YT shows how the Ruᛋᛋian system of education is rapidly transforming from the Soviet-style bullshit to a Ruᛋᛋian Taliban.

The Alabuga Polytechnic College is quite a sight, as it seems:

  • Ungedage Students Building Shaheed Drones
  • Contracts for studying with free entrance and huge fees for drop-outs ($4,500 per year)
  • Mandatory paramilitary-style training under the threat of expelling
  • Replacement of studies with work

This is an unfortunate but logical conclusion for the Ruᛋᛋian education system: the quality of studies is being constantly sacrificed to the political goals. Sometimes these goals are relatively innocent like university-scale testing fraud or voluntary-mandatory participation in the pro-government events. Sometimes, and the farther into war the more, these goals acquire quite a grim character.

It is yet another show-case that in Ruᛋᛋia, the education system is being replaced with a system of indoctrination; academic independence and achievement is yet again replaced with the loyalty to the Party and critical thinking and active citizenship is punished both institutionally and monetarily.

Progress With Markov

I have successfully finished the first chapter of Markov's book on the theory of algorithms. In short – it's interesting, but quite complex.

The good part is that Markov strongly relies on the inductive method and because of that, one quickly catches up with the author.

Another interesting finding - the Refal programming language which seems to be based on the principles of Markov's Normal Algorithms. It seems that it does not have a large community, so finding a working interpreter may be actually harder than writing one by the specifications from the 1980s, LOL.

Maths Plans

Got all the shots, and then some more.

In return to my Math studies, I decided to pursue this way.

flowchart TB id00["Mathematical Logic"] id01["Algebra"] id02["Real Analysis"] id03["Complex Analysis"] id04["Probability"] id05["Statistics"] id00 -->|"Markov A.A. Theory of Algorithms"| id01 id01 -->|"Serge Lang. Algebra"| id02 id02 -->|"Baby Rubin"| id03 id03 -->|"???"| id04 id04 -->|"Shirayev. Probability"| id05

A Mad Day

Spent some time in search of some good sandals — the local market is surprisingly predominated with a couple of other kinds of shoes, but in an insanely great variety.

While going home, I was bitten by a neighbour's dog right in a couple houses from my street. Now I am going to receive an anti-rabies and anti-tetanus shot.

Casus Ginoi

Pete Judo has published a video review on the recent Harvard scandal regarding Francesca Gino and Frank Arieli.

The source articles of his review with the data sets are here:
One | Two | Three | Four

What can be extracted from these articles in terms of practical knowledge:

  1. There should be no faith in the scientist's reputation or credentials.
  2. If a piece of research is important to your academic or scientific work - always try to get the data set and verify it for consistency.
  3. If data is ‘too good’, then it is most probably bad.

The Libertarian Party U.S.A. is Done

A really good report from Reason.TV about the downfall of the Libertarian Party. This ‘Mises Caucus’ seems to look like a bastardised version of Murray Rothbard meeting the hillbillies prone to fighting.

The Twitter of this organisation is just an illustration of mindless contrarianism, praising Putin/Taliban/China along with just a few sound judgements.

For me, libertarianism is not about puerile contrarianism, but about the preservation and enhancement of the individual freedom by means of reason, not by means of emotional blackmail. So, if this is the face of libertarianism in one of the freest countries of the world, I think it is time for me to leave this marker, at least until the clouds clear.

The Middle of the Year

Half the year is lived through.

Quite an interest half, by the way.

The midterm impression of the year is rather clear and intense: I am not going the man I was, of course. On the other hand, I also found out that I definitely not want to be seen as, called or considered to be a Ruᛋᛋian.

Ilya Kormiltsev had quite a few good quotes in his LiveJournal about the so-called ‘Ruᛋᛋians’.

I love the Ruᛋᛋians. They always know for sure, who should be banned. For about twenty years or so I hope that someone arrives and bans them. As a class. With all their millennial history of their bosses' ass licking, of lash and nagaoka, of alcoholism and degeneracy, of violence and inhuman hatred. With every fucktard who knows who exactly should be banned. Alas, these strange creatures do not quite understand that they look like disgusting frees to the whole world… They sake, snivel and make faces in hope to be seen by anyone… but no one… sees them… I am afraid of one thing — that this vermin may have an idea to attempt to ban the humanity as a whole.
Ilya Kormiltsev

And also this:

I have never worked for the intelligentsia. I have never been a part of it. The educated folk, the intellectuals, free professionals — all this is not intelligentsia. The intelligentsia is sitting in the ОГИ and is reading [Haruki] Murakamy. They prepare to ideologically maintain the new version of Chinghiskhania.
Ilya Kormiltsev

And the most resonating

In addition to that it must be recognised that for me nation is a matter of self-identification, not of blood. It is very easy to stop being a Ruᛋᛋian — it is enough to say ‘I am not a Ruᛋᛋian’ in the presence of witnesses, it's like the shahada. Ruᛋᛋian for me is the one who pray on Kremlin and yet another vampire sitting there at the moment, the one who is in ecstasy from the sight on the dirty smoking towers of the Barad-Dur-Moscow and so on and so forth. This piece of shit deserves only the excavator blade, and we need Another Russia and other Russians — ideally, Another Earth and another humanity.
Ilya Kormiltsev

As it happens in history, less than in 20 years since Kormiltsev's words, his having been right was proven once and for all. He stood on the giants' shoulders and thus saw farther than the others.

And this finding gave me a very important goal in my life: not to be a Ruᛋᛋian and to do everything that would make the Ruᛋᛋians cringe when they see me. Because I am not that piece of shit to be classified as a Ruᛋᛋian.